The City of Seattle is hosting a free event tomorrow (Thursday, April 19, 2012), 6-9 p.m., at City Hall (600 4th Ave). The event will serve as an orientation to Startup Weekend GOV, which is planed for April 27-29:
Do you have an idea for a new application that could help people use government information? Community ideas are needed for Startup Weekend Government, where technical developers will create new mobile apps and business ideas to help people better access government data and services.
Not a developer or technical guru? Not a problem. Residents can share ideas with developers at https://opennw.ideascale.com or come to City Hall Thursday, April 19, from 6-9 p.m. for the Startup Weekend orientation. During this event, participants will learn more about Startup Weekend, brainstorm with other community members and talk to teams who might want to develop community focused applications. Register for this free event at http://
An app may involve anything government does, from recycling to parks to public safety, neighborhoods, energy, or helping people in need. The City wants to encourage ideas from a diverse range of communitymembers and interests. The City wants to encourage ideas from a diverse range of community members and interests. Available datasets can be found at data.seattle.gov, datakc.org, and data.wa.gov.
Designers, developers, technology entrepreneurs, community members and government staff who gather at Startup Weekend GOV on April 27-29 will pick projects to work on during a 54-hour work weekend in Seattle’s City Hall. You can make your case to be one of them online or during tomorrow’s orientation.